Welcome to the official Quake Live mapper's corner where everything turns around creating your own custom levels. Just like everything else in live, making maps requires a bit of patience in the beginning but almost goes by itself once you have gotten comfortable with it.
To make getting started as easy for you as possible this thread shall gather resources related to anything you should know for making your own maps.
01 Setting up your Quake Live mapping environment
02 Navigating in GTKradiant 1.6.3
03 Making your first room in Radiant
04 Connecting two rooms, Jumppads, Teleporters
05 Creating A Simple Door
06 Creating Liquid Volumes (Water, Lava)
07 Two-Point Clipping (Angled Corners)
08 Grid Size, Edge- And Vertex Editing
09 Curved Surfaces
TO BE CONTINUED.
Text Based Tutorials
GTKradiant 1.6.3 is still a very young version of GTKradiant so there aren't any tutorials working with it besides the video tutorials linked above. However, tutorials using version 1.4 and Quake III translate almost 100% to 1.6.3 so you can read and utilize those without any concerns.
- Worldspawn Archive tutorial
- Bubba's GTKradiant tutorial mirrored by Delirium
- Tutorials by Victor Karp (GERMAN)
If you are getting stuck, feel free to join the official GTKradiant channel on QuakeNet IRC and ask more experienced map makers for help. (Note that this channel is not QL exclusive so there are people from other mapping communities hanging out there as well)
Last edited by cityy; 02-17-2013 at 06:59 PM.
Yes, the worldspawn archive tutorial recently moved over to: http://ws.q3df.org/level_design/
Sorry and thanks for pointing it out!
Pretty good start tutorial, very complicated program though
It might seem complex for you at the beginning but take your time and soon you will be able to easily handle it.
Originally Posted by spekyr
Feel free to ask any questions.
Thank you, I'll look to get those links added to the OP.
Not sure what's up with icculus.org - most likely just temporary issues.
@Obsidian : looks like 2 of the links you gave are not working, http://www.icculus.org/ seems to not work.
I had a question for cityy. Is it possible to make an item in quake mobile? for instance a moving platform would the item stay stationary or would it move with the platform?
You can not make weapons (or items in general) move unfortunately. All you can do is have it float in the air like MH on The Longest Yard for example.